Lagos State Government on Tuesday said about 119 residents have symptoms of coronavirus during the house to house testing it began recently.
Speaking at a press conference, Lagos State health commissioner Akin Abayomi disclosed that 118,000 residents have been covered under the programme with 119 of them manifesting symptoms of the pandemic.
Abayomi said the motive behind the community testing is to limit the spread of the disease in the state by carrying the tests to residents’ door-steps.
“So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19. We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19,” Abayomi said.
“But let me remind you that COVID is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms.”
Abayomi noted that with other viruses in the country, the government is taking samples “from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”
He urged “Lagos residents to remain on alert across communities and obey instructions aimed at containing the spread of #COVID-19 infection.”
Currently, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos State stands at 192 with 61 persons treated and discharged. Six deaths have been recorded so far.